CrimeTracker 15: Man Lets Stranger Into Building; Stranger Tries To Rob Him

Posted Monday, February 20, 2012 --- 12:45 p.m.

From the Madison Police Department:

Incident Type:

Incident Date:
02/19/2012 - 11:24 AM

360 W. Washington Ave. (Metropolitan Place)

Male, black, 5'8" to 6', very short hair, clean cut, wearing dark clothing.

Male, age 84, Madison

A downtown resident allowed a stranger to enter his condominium building as he was coming home Sunday morning.

The 84-year-old victim said the intruder acted like he belonged, but in hindsight he realized it was a mistake to allow the man access.

Once inside, the victim walked to a recycling room. The man followed, and attempted to rob him.

However, another resident tried to enter the area while the crime was occurring. The suspect pushed a dumpster in front of a door, blocking the second resident from getting in.

As this was happening, the victim seized the opportunity to flee out of another door.

The would-be robber also took off, empty handed.

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